Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Θρησκεία και αλλά τρομερά ...

Κατα καιρούς έχουν ειπωθεί για την θρησκεία. Το πρόβλημα είναι οτι την συνδέουν με τον Θεό. Ακούγεται παράξενο αλλά δεν είναι.

Το παπαδαριό είναι μια φάρα απίστευτη. Ευθύνονται για τα μεγαλύτερα εγκλήματα στην ιστορία. Δεν ξέρω απο που να ξεκινήσω. Απο την Ιερά Εξέταση και το κυνήγι των μαγισσών τον μεσαίωνα? Απο το κληροδότημα μίσους απέναντι στις γυναίκες/ ομοφυλόφυλους/ αλλόθρησκους/ διαφορετικούς? Απο την κλεψιά και εκφυλότητα που τους διακρίνει (ναί το θυμόμαστε το Βατοπέδι)? Σε γενικές γραμμές δυσκολέυομαι να βρώ κάτι θετικό (αναφέρομαι στο τρίπτυχο Ορθόδοξοι - Καθολικοί - Μουσουλμάνοι για τις άλλες θρησκείες δεν ξέρω δεν το έχω ψάξει) στην ύπαρξή τους.


  • Στον μεσαίωνα κατεδίωκαν ανηλεώς τους Εβραίους

  • Προωθούσαν το μίσογυνισμό (έφτασαν οι "άγιοι πατέρες" να κάνουν σύνοδο για να αποφασίσουν αν οι γυναίκες είναι άνθρωποι με ψυχή).

  • Κατέστρεψαν μνημεία του πολιτισμού (και ακόμα δεν το παραδέχονται)

  • Πρωοθούσαν την μισαλοδοξία (οι σταυροφορίες ακόμα μας στοιχειώνουν)

  • Σε αντίθεση με τις διδαχές του Χριστού συγκέντρωναν πλούτη απομυζώντας τον αμόρφωτο κοσμάκή.

  • Έφτασαν να "πουλάνε" τον παράδεισο στους ισχυρούς (χτίστε μια εκκλησία και δεν πειράζει αν η ψυχή σας είναι πιο μαύρη κι απο του διαβόλου) αντί να τους βάζουν χαλινάρι.

  • Κατα την διάρκεια του Β' Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου δεν σήκωσαν ούτε το πιο μκρό τους δακτυλάκι για να σώσουν τους Εβραίους (καμμία πρόοδος απο τον μεσαίωνα)

Ακόμα και σήμερα οι υψηλά υστάμενοι τις εκκλησίας μένουν ατιμώροιτοι για τα εγκλήματά τους. Έχουν κατακλέψει τον κόσμο και ούτε ένας δεν έχει δικαστεί.

Όμως και μιλάω με απόλυτη ειλικρίνεια δεν μπορώ να καταλάβω τι σχέση έχει ο Θεός - το ανώτερο Ον - με όλα αυτά. Οτι τίποτα δεν είναι τυχαίο στον κόσμο αυτό και οτι όλα "σχεδιάστηκαν" με σοφία μπορεί να το επιβεβαιώσει ο κάθε φυσικός/χημικός απο Γυμνάσιο και πάνω. Το παπαδαριό που κολλάει?

Έχω εκφραστεί με τα χειρότερα λόγια για το συνάφη τους αλλά στο μυαλό μου ποτέ δεν τους συνέδεσα με τον Θεό. Απεναντίας σκεπτόμουν πως ο μόνος τρόπος να "μπεί" στον Παράδεισο αν υπάρχει τέτοιο πράγμα είναι να μην ακολουθεί το παράδειγμα και τις διδαχές τους. Αλλά τον Θεό πάντα τον σεβόμουν και έτσι ζορίζομαι όταν ακούω να βλαστημάνε τα Θεία. Βλαστημείστε Χριστιανοί αλλά αυτούς που το αξίζουν.

Μερικές φορές σκέπτομαι οτι το μόνο λάθος του Θεού ήταν οτι δεν τους διέλυσε όλους αυτούς που βρωμίζουν το όνομά Του. Αλλά μετά σκέπτομαι οτι οι άνθρωποι χρειάζονται και κάποια παραδείγματα προς αποφυγή ...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some inside info about Santorini

Being Greek and in the tourist industry since 2007 I will give you a few pointers about Santorini and Greece in general so you won't be caught unaware:

  • If you make a reservation in a hotel and for some reason (i.e. you didn't like it, you found something cheaper, there is a genuine emergency etc) the hotel is allowed to charge you 50% of the total of the remaining stay whether you used the hotel or not. THAT IS THE GREEK LAW. It's not just one hotel's policy and if you try to contest it in a court of law you will lose. Normally your travel agent should inform you of that and the hotel usually "reminds you" upon arrival. It's mentioned somewhere on the check - in papers that you sign and you would find it if you pay attention. Normally the hotels don't like to go to extremes, taking your guests to the courthouse is not good for business after all, but they are entitled to and they 90% of all the cases.

  • The water is not always drinkable and not every hotel has the luxury of installing special filters to make it so. Ask them before drinking tap water. However it's easy to find water bottles - they are sold almost everywhere and the prices very from 0.50€ (for the small bottle) to 1,00€ for the 1tl bottle.

  • Most islands don't have sewage system and still use waste tanks so you must throw the paper in a small dust bin in the bathrooms provided for that reason. This dust bin must be cleared every day for sanitary reasons.

  • When you have made a booking through an agency and have some special request (double bed or non smoking room, etc) it's best if you contact them directly a couple of days prior to your arrival and let them know. Remember if you are in Australia and wish to visit Greece and talk about it to your travel agent, they will use other middle men to get you what you want and it's not unheard of that sometimes things are overlooked. Also keep in mind that "requests" are not the same as "reservations". The hotel may or may not be able to comply with what you asked for. They do their best because nobody wants unsatisfied guests BUT SOMETIMES THAT IS SIMPLY NOT POSSIBLE.

Transportation

Here is the thing with Greek time: It's slower that the rest of the world. As a result all of the flights are ferrys are "late" Usually half an hour is acceptable and not worth mentioning as a delay. At the moment the best ships are the Blue Star Ferries. They are very reliable timewise and they are least affected by bad weather. Also they are considerably cheaper than hydrafoils. Here is the deal with fast ships. They are usually lighter and smaller than the heavy commersial ones but they are also the first ones to stop if there is wind. Here in Greece there is a time of phenomenon called "meltemi" which is basically winds. This starts usually around August and finish mid - September. When the winds are blowing the small boats usually don't depart (yeach!). The smaller the boat the more difficult it is to leave port. Hydra-foils are the most affected by that. And even if they do run then they take longer than conventional ships to reach their destinations and even the most sea-worthy travellers find the experience uneasy. So think ahead before booking one of those.

Flights are also late but 30 minutes is not considered a "delay" by our standards. The airports at the islands are not exactly as international as you would expect. They are extremely small so checking in is much faster. Usually the airline companies advise you to be two hours ahead of schedule to check in but usually one hour is enought plus if you add the delay time you are just about right. Once again the best source of information about the correct times so you won't have to wonder aimlessly in ports and airports and you don't lose your connection are the taxi drivers. After all it's their job!

Public transportation with a few exceptions who justifie the rule of course (like Santorini), is unreliable at best. If you just want to visit a beach or some other site at your leisure you may use them of course but don't rely on them if you have to catch a plane or boat. It's best if you allow the receptionists of your hotel to arrange your transfer and it's usually cheaper as well. Just remember that you can't arrange things last minute, especially if you are on an island during high season. One day in advance is usually the proper time.

Generally speaking if you don't have time, for example if you are island hoping, the best course of action is to hire a car. The roads are not excellent but they are better since 2004 and if you are carefull you may enjoy yourself. Drunk driving is of course not allowed!!! In order to hire a scooter you need an international drivers' licence for scooters but that does not apply for cars. ATVs can be driven with a driver's licence as well and are much cheaper than cars!!! Beware of extremely good deals. You know what they say:
When something is too good to be true, it usually isn't.

So when if you find an extremely cheap car rental agency beware! Usually they don't offer insurance.

Well so far so good. In my next post I will tell you a few things about the public services, various functions and health in Greece.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Loucas Hotel: Bad Reviews (2)

So I am continuing with the bad reviews:

thereviewerBrisbane (10/08/07) wrote:

Do not stay at Hotel Lucas you will waste your money and be very disappointed.Rooms are horrible especially for the money. Donkey droppings outside room. You have to share a common balcony. .The only good thing about this hotel is the poor bell boys that carry the suitcases up and down the stairs.
There are so many other fabulous hotels don't waste your money.
Pick something else and enjoy the beauty that santorini has to offer.

Not very informative. Basically this person disliked everything. I think he basically had a problem with the money chargedbut these are things he already knew when he made his reservation. Also I might add that this particular reviewer has made only one review and it's the one above.

Time4travelling (28/10/06) wrote:

We had 2 rooms both of which were filthy with a smell that was horrible. Although staff said it wasn't a sewage odor we totally disagreed with them. The beds were as hard as rock. They were using boxsprings as a mattress. The sheets and towels were thread bare and grey. The bathroom sink was dirty and had rust and corrosion on the chrome drains and taps. The lighting was terrible and the air conditioning was absolutely useless. The pool looks pretty but the deck lacked space and had ten chairs maximum, we had to share one between the four of us. The extremely loud music from the bar directly above the hotel played until 2:30am. The 'free' breakfast reflected everything about the hotel, it was tasteless. We could not stay another night in this horrible hotel so we packed up checked out. This was not an easy task. We have never been given a harder time and had less curtesy than we did that day. They unsuccessfully tried to make us pay for 3 nights. We paid for the 1 night we were there and left. Bottom line, no not, I repeat, do not stay at the Loucas Hotel on Santorini you will be disappointed.

Arrrrgh the smell again ... Ok here is the deal. The rooms are build in the rock. It's very traditional and Santorinian. It's very nice during the summer because traditional cave houses are naturally cool. Usually at night (unless you happen to be around a heat wave in August) you don't even need to use the air - condition. However at other times like say October and other winter months the rooms could smell a little bit mouldy. Especially because they cannot exactly be aired properly (cave houses remember). Another thing you don't realise is that according to Greek law, when guests are departuring prior to agreed departure the hotel is allowed to charge 50% of the overnights that were not used. So if you had a booking for 4 nights and stayed only one you would have to pay 2 & 1/2. You could then contest that at a court of law but you would lose. The law is pretty straight forward. You could have asked to move rooms but I would say you were absolutely determined to leave the place so you didn't give it a chance from the start.

angtort (14/08/06) wrote:
The hotel has a great view......and that's where it ends. The rooms are AWFUL (we had room #35 or #37, I forget). The furniture is very old and the rooms themselves are very dirty (we had ants in our bathroom and it was never taken care of, even though we told them several times). The pool area is small with not many seats. This hotel needs a major renovation. Plus you have to climb A TON of stairs to get too & from your room. For the price, there are many other places to stay. I would NOT recommend this hotel to anyone.
I heard a lot about the hotel being dirty in 2006. It probably has something to do with the staff working there at the time. I can assure you that they are no longer with us. Also this hotel happens to be one of the oldest in the island. It started operating around the 70's. It is constantly renovated but not always to the fullest. The pool is standart sized for Santorini. As you probably realise there is not enought space to build Olympic sized pools on the cliff! It does have an outdoor jacuzzi that nobody seems to have noticed! Oh and yes there are a lot of stairs in Santorini. It's a cliffside for god's sake.

ijfishe (01/04/06) wrote:
Only good thing about this place was the view. Time of the year did not help for us. We were there in mid April. No pool or bar as advertised in the broshures. We had to go up the road to use the facilities of the Aressana Hotel, which is far superior and cheaper.
The staff at the Loucas were so unhelpful to us in every way possible. No TV in the room, doors that would not close, safe not bolted down and electrical wires hanging out of the wall. Don't get me wrong Santorini was a magnificent place but view it from a different Hotel to the one we stayed in.

The impact of this hotel to people is amazing. Reviewers that have never reviewed anything before or after their stay for that matter feel the need to vent at a regular bases. Wow! Here is another tip: the best time to visit Santorini is around May/Early July and September. The other times it's either too crowded or not croweded enought (i.e. most sores & restaurants are closed).

A TripAdvisorMember (11/10/03) wrote:
We just arrived home (10/11/03) from Santorini after a 5-day stay. The people at Loucas can conveniently forget the English language and therefore cannot respond to your request - and tell you to ask for Kelly (who only works during the day). Our room was a cramped 11'x11' with barely room to move around a double bed (Room 35) located 105 steep outside steps down the cliff. As stated before by others at this website, the bathtub is half the size of a normal tub and you have to turn on a hot water heater in your room to experience hot water. Now the electric power is only available by placing your room key in a slot so the power turns off when you leave your room including the hot water. We experienced a wind storm so severe (10/8) that we feared being blown off the cliff and we were pummeled by volcanic ash all over our bed and room even though the outside shutters over the window was closed and locked. We called the office in the middle of the night to see if we could ride out the storm in the office only to be told that "me no speak language, call back few hours" and the phone was hung up.
We were with a tour group and so were forced to endure this place for 5 days. We all agreed if we ever got back on the mainland, Santorini and the Loucas were off our travel list forever.

I am very sorry for your trouble. I can assure you that this kind of incidents no longer happen to our hotel as the staff has changed since then. English is a must for the reception/bar/restaurant area. The hotel does not have a central heating system (boiler) because it cannot be installed due to the location and lack of space. The system of individual heating systems is very common along the cliffside hotels and the fact that hot water is not available when the key is not placed in the proper slot (i.e. when guests are not in the room) is not usually a problem but it saves energy and power. That way the cost of running the place is slightly less and it's more eco-friendly.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Loucas Hotel: Bad Reviews

Like I said before people either love or hate this hotel. Thankfully most of the bad reviews refer to previews years (2008/07/06) rather than later times. I can't answer to the bad reviews directly as I am not the manager/owner of the hotel but I work there so I know the ins and outs of the place and need to "defend" it in a way.

WestAussie111 (30/08/08)wrote:

We stayed at this hotel in June. Despite their advertising that all rooms have spectacular views this simply is not true. Our room and the one next to it shared a balcony situated immediately above a donkey path. The separating wall blocks any view, spectacular or otherwise, unless you are prepared to stand and lean over and thus putting your head next to a very noisy airconditioning unit.

Our room was very small and basic for the price charged. The shower too was very basic with the shower head broken from its wall support. We therefore had to hold the shower jet at all times. Try shampooing or washing with only one hand - it's not easy.

Breakfasts were definitely uninspiring and poorly cooked. The pool was not working during our stay. Staff appeared courteous but were unhelpful and any queries were fobbed off.

Also the great many steep steps are not for the faint-hearted. In short, no view, no pool and overpriced.


First the hotel never advertises private balconies. We make it abuntantly clear to both individual travelers and travel agents that the balconies are shared. The donkey path crosses our hotel whick is also no secret to whoever is interested in the property. As far as I can determine there are no walls anywhere in the balconies that block the view. The hotel is built amphitheatrically and all the rooms face the caldera.

The hotel has standard type rooms which are normal sized for the category of the hotel (3 stars) and the showers likewise. If anything is malfunctioning there is a permenant maintance guy who will fix it as soon as the problem is mentioned. As for your problems in shampooing here is a solution: Turn the shower jet off. Wash using both hands and turn the jet on again! People have been doing this for years you know. It saves a lot of energy and water as well.

How exactly can someone be courteous and unhelpfull at the same time? Also where in Santorini can you find a caldera view hotel without steps?

Sunshyne10 (31/06/08) wrote:
We had our worse night in Loucas Hotel Santorini in our 14 nights in Greece and we paid 175Euro for that 1 night.
Luckily, we only pre-booked 1 night, we really thanked our lucky star for that.

Our little adventure started as soon as we arrived.
We're told to wait for the receptionist to return before we could checked in and that resulted in a 45 mins delay.
The receptionist was neither polite or apologetic about or wait, which set the tone for the rest of the stay.

The room was alright, not bad in terms of size but it had 2 single beds even thoug we requested for a double. The small balcony has no view as the view was blocked by the, i think, chimney blowing hot air from the kitchen. There was no way one can sit on the balcony unless you don't mind smelling like yesterday's dinner.

The beds were spring beds, very soft, unlike the hard beds that I was getting used to in Greece. Needless to say, we had a tossing and turing sleepless night as I'm sure they beds were too old to be of used.

Breakfast was alright, nothing to shout about except the fantastic view from the breakfast room, which is not exclusive to the hotel.
Most hotels along the same stretch will have the same great view.

My suggestion - bring your business elsewhere where you will feel more welcome and appreciated. Which is what we did for the rest of the trip on Santorini.


There is no way for you to have been waiting 45 minutes. I can accept maybe 20 given the number of steps but unless the receptionist stoppe along the way to get a cup of coffee you are slightly exagerating. Once again nothing blocks the views of our rooms. You didn't like the beds because you have requested for a double bed instead of two singles. Here is the thing about requests they are to be fulfilled depending on availability. The hotels of course wish to accomodate these requests to keep the guests happy but alas this is not always possible. Also you do not indicate when you made your request. Was it upon arrival? It would be extremely difficult to oblige you then as the hotel has only 27 rooms and can be fulled to capacity really easy.

keenaussietraveller (26/6/08) wrote:

We booked at this hotel because it claimed great views of the famous caldera from all rooms and it had a swimming pool. It appeared pricey at 150 Euros a night (145 for cash) but this was, after all, our dream holiday.
Initial impressions were good. We were met from the bus by the reception manager, Constantinos, and taken through the narrow streets of Fira to the hotel. The views of the caldera from the reception area are fantastic.
He then took us to our room. 119 steep steps down the cliff face from reception. You have to be very fit to stay here. But at least the view from our (shared) balcony was still very good. We then made the trek back up the steps to have dinner and arrived back at our room late that night (tired but fitter) to find that smells from the rubbish tip down the caldera face immediately next to the hotel (yes people use the spectacular caldera as a rubbish tip!) had percolated our room and it stank! I tried to blow in some fresh air but the a/c remote was missing. I tried to call reception but there was no phone in the room and there was no connection point in the room for one (we also later found we had no hot water for a shower because no-one had explained about the need to turn on the power at the fuse box in the room). After 2 further trips up the steps to reception trying to get assistance we finally changed rooms. I went to bed totally exhausted.
The new room #16 was only 84 steps from reception and we were assured by staff had equally good views but as we found out in the morning the balcony had no views at all unless you were prepared to lean out over the high wall at the front and put up with the sound of a massive air conditioner blasting in your ear.
But we had the swimming pool even if it had absolutely no shade from the full sun (our balcony had no shade either). At least we would have if the pool had been working for more than one day of our four day stay.
In short we had no view from our room - the only reason most people pay a premium for caldera side hotels; we had only very limited use of the swimming pool and we were continuously given false and misleading information by hotel staff (we'll install a phone tomorrow, we can't install a phone tomorrow, the pool will be fixed tomorrow, the pool is not fixed today but will be fixed tomorrow etc. etc.).
Our recommendation, save money and get a hotel with good views facing away from the caldera and then treat yourselves to caldera side restaurants to view the fabulous sunsets.
Oh! after complaints about the lack of ammenities we were finally given a derisory 7.50Euro per night reduction on checkout.


Once again there are a lot of steps in the hotel. What really amazes me is that you counted them! Wow! You claim that the staff was misleading but you are not taking into account that the problems you encountered were beyond their control. The pool occasionally has operational problems. It happens. It's very unfortunate that this happened during your stay but that couldn't be helped. If the staff had it's way it wouldn't have happened at all. What they could do was change your room which they did.

Siorap85 (06/09/07) wrote:

We've been told how beautiful santorini is so we thought we'd go see it for ourselves before we die..
Initially we stayed at a cheaper hotel which didn't have a view of the caldera but we found this place 'hotel loucas' which we thought was prime location and seemed quite good which it was't at all!

I'll begin with the room. The bathroom was dark and dingy.. no air ventilation and no window and only one vanity mirror light was working. The toilet was disgusting i dont think they cleaned it the whole 5 days we were there, on arrival the toilet smelt like someone had taken a dump and left it there. The shower head was cracked so we had to sticky tape the cracked shower which didn't stay anyway so water went everywhere.

The rooms were o.k! The bed was clean i admit but as others have said.. the floor was a bit dirty still. The cleaners didn't clean the room thoroughly as they never emptied our bin.. in fact we had to ask them to come clean it and we'd go out during the day for 4 hours and it still hadn't been done and when they did come i really dont know what they cleaned apart from making the bed?
For some reason there was a lack of towels, and everytime we asked for towels they said we have to come get it from them instead of them delivering it to our room and if they didnt have towels.. bad luck! u have to wait till the next day which is pretty pathetic considering u paid good money to stay here.!

The view was amazing from our room but again as others said you have to share your courtyard with others so its not very private if u think your getting a private balcony your not!

The service was terrible.. again as others said u ask for management and hes too busy attending to his personal needs rather than attending to your needs.. i mean seriously its peak season you'd think they'd be working a little more but thats not the case.

When we left we asked for them to call a cab.. but they have some deal with the mini bus company so the manager for the day refused to call us a cab. We put up an argument with him and said well we request a cab and he still refused mind u the first day we arrived the lady said they could organise one. This is poor service i can't believe we stay at a place for 5 days and they wont even help u out with transfers, they only want to do it there way so they get there 'cut' from it.

All in all.. will never stay here again.. Please stay somewhere else but book early in peak season as everything on this island runs out quickly.

Most of the rooms of the hotel are curved in the caldera stone. That means there can be no windows in the bathrooms and I admit at times the smell is a little bit too much. Once again I will point out that the hotel never advertised private balconies. If you had housekeeping problems you should have addressed them immediately instead of waiting for such a long time (retun back home) and then point them out. I am very sorry for those incidents. You have pointed out that you arrived at peak season. Well apart from limited availability in rooms it's also extremely difficult to find transportation espesially during rush hours. If you asked for a taxi a few minutes before your departure instead of the previous day it could prove to be challenging. Every hotel has an affiliate transfer servise/taxi driver whom they prefer and he in returns obliges them even if he has to cancell some other prior apointment. That is why it was possible to arrange a transfer with a particular service and not a regular taxi like you have asked for.

Traveleroo111 (13/08/07) wrote:
yes, there were ants in my bed. and when i told the staff about it, they asked me how many, why i didnt say something earlier, and whether there were sweets in my room - never an appology. if that's not enough...we had had a problem when the airline lost my co-traveler's bag. the staff at the hotel had said they would help but couldn't do anything until the manager became available and he wasnt avaliable at 5pm because he was SLEEPING so there was nothing they could do! plus, the person helping us with our bags up and down the narrow and hilly streets decided that he only needed to help with one bag and let us handle the rest on our own. don't go to this hotel unless you are looking for a dirty room and bad service. i have never written a review about anything but felt so strongly that others should avoid this hotel that i wanted to write this review. the views are beautiful but not worth the trouble.

I am really sorry for what happened to you. Seriously I am. I wish I could have been there to sort things out for you. The problem with the lost bag was not something the hotel could have done, the manager probably knows someone who knew someone else who might probably help you but that's just about it. Once something is lost in Santorini, it usually stays in Santorini.

Well so far so good. I still have a few more things to address to but I will continue to another post.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Κατα πάσα πιθανότητα μια απο τις καλύτερες δωρεάν υπηρεσίες που κυκλοφορούν. Όπως και πολλές άλλες υπηρεσίες παρέχει την δυνατότητα να κάνει ο χρήστης upload τα αρχεία του και να στείλει links με email ή να τα ποστάρει σε forum, profile etc.
Οι διαφορές απο τις άλλες υπηρεσίες όπως gigasize, rapidshare κτλ:
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  • Επιτρέπονται οι download managers
  • Η διαχείρηση των αρχείων είναι πολύ εύκολη (σε αντίθεση με gigasize, megaupload) αφού είναι της μορφής αυτής.
  • Διαθέτουν απεριόριστο χώρο για κάθε χρήστη (όχι 5 Giga όπως esnips & boxnet) και απεριόριστα downloads. Βέβαια τα αρχεία δεν μπορούν να είναι μεγαλύτερα απο 100 ΜΒ αλλά κι έτσι είναι πολύ καλύτερα απο τις άλλες υπηρεσίες.
  • Υποστηρίζεται και η ελληνική γλώσσα (no more greeklish)
  • Υπάρχουν πάνω απο ένα είδος link ανάλογα με το που θέλει να τα ποστάρει ο χρήστης. Παράδειγμα: Alexander the Great Photos


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Α, ναι. Επέστρεψα στην Αθήνα και επιδόθηκα σε αχαλίνωτα ξενύχτια. Και μετά ήρθε η ώρα του συνεδρίου. Το 4ο Συνέδριο BookCrossing έγινε στην Λάρ'σα. Περάσαμε κα-τα-πλη-κτι-κά. Είδα κόσμο που είχα να συναντήσω χρόνια. Φάγαμε και ήπιαμε. Μιλήσαμε για βιβλία. Ξαναφάγαμε και ξαναήπιαμε. Ανταλάξαμε απόψεις επι παντός στητού και επιστητού. Φάγαμε κι άλλο και ήπιαμε περισσότερο. Θέλω να πω πως στα ελληνικά συνέδρια πρέπει να υπάρχει ειδική προειδοποίηση "Προσοχή τα ελληνικά συνέδρια BookCrossing καταστρέφουν την σιλουέτα" ή κάποια ανάλογη προειδοποίηση τελος πάντων.


Όποιος δεν ήρθε έχασε. Φρόντίστε να είστε εκεί την επόμενη φορά. Και μετά τα up ήρθαν τα down. Επέστρεψα στην Πάρο. Γιατί? Είχε έρθει η ώρα να εισπράξω τον ΟΑΕΔ και έπρεπε να πάω. Οπότε πήγα και έφριξα. Είχα πάρει και την μάνα μου μαζί για συμπαράσταση, και ενώ είχα κάθε διάθεση να συμπεριφερθώ σαν καλή πελάτισα ο "πρώην" εργοδότης μου με αντιμετώπισε κάπως μυστήρια. Τη μια στιγμή έκανε πως δεν υπήρχα και την άλλη σαν να ήμουν το απολωλώς πρόβαττο που επέστρεψε με την ουρά στα σκέλια και θα το σκεφτεί αν θα με συγχωρήσει (σημειοτέων τα Χριστούγεννα μου είπε πως θέλει να με αντικαταστήσει γιατί δεν μπορούσα να ανταπεξέλθω στις απαιτήσεις του, go figure) και την τρίτη λές και του ζήταγα δανεικά. Τεσπα η στάση του με έπεισε μια για πάντα οτι καλά έκανα και έφυγα.

Μετά την ευδομάδα των παθών, αρχές Μαϊου, επέστρεψα στο κυνήγι εργασίας. Μετά απο λίγη προσπάθεια (αρχές Μαϊου γαρ) επέστρεψα στην Σαντορίνη και συγκεκριμένα στο Loucas Hotel. Το ξενοδοχείο είναι σε πολύ καλό σημείο, έχει καταπληκτική θέα και σε σύγκριση με τα παρεμφερή καταλύματα έχει ανταγωνιστικές τιμές (175,00 ευρω τον Αυγουστο, τσάμπα πράμα).


Με τέτοια εκπληκτική θέα τα δωμάτια δεν είναι και τίποτα special. Όπως όλα τα ξενοδοχεία έχει τα υπέρ και τα κατά του. Θα αναφερθώ πιο εκτεταμένα σε αυτό αργότερα. Λοιπόν αυτό το ξενοδοχείο ή θα το λατρέψει κανείς ή θα το μισήσει. Οι ώρες είναι φυσιολόγικές, τουλάχιστον για μένα, και έτσι περνάω πολύ καλά. Τώρα τον Αυγουστο βέβαια έχουμε δουλειά και κούραση αλλά γενικά είναι πολύ καλά (συγκριτικά με πέρσι είναι παράδεισος).

Αυτά για την ώρα. Παρεπιπτώντος τι είναι το ζαμάνι?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Χρόνια και ζαμάνια ...

Πω, πω έχει περάσει πάρα πολύς καιρός χωρίς να' χω ποστάρει τίποτα. Φαντάζομαι πως χρειάζεται μια σύνδεση με τα προηγούμενα.

Το 2007 στις 4 Νοεμβρίου, και αφού τελείωσε η σαιζόν επέστρεψα στην Αθήνα. Μετά απο πολύ Bookcrossing και ξεκούραση και σκέψη (τι θα κάνω επιτέλους στην ζωή μου, που βαδίζω, που πηγαίνω και άλλα τέτοια) επέστρεψα στο κυνήγι εργασίας. Όπου και πήγα και έπεσα πάνω στο kanale's rooms&suites. Τι το'θελα? Γιατί δεν περίμενα η δόλια να' νοίξει η σαιζόν?

Στα χαρτιά το ξενοδοχείο φαινόταν τέλειο και η θέση στα μέτρα μου. Επρεπε να την είχα ψυλιαστεί την δουλειά. Τόση τελειότης πια! Τράβηξα των δεινών μου τον τάραχο απο τον Φευρουάριο του 2008. Δώδεκα μήνες αργότερα και αφού τα είχα φτύσει τελείως πλέον πήρα των ομματιών μου και έφυγα. Μπαίνω σε πειρασμό να εκφράσω τα παράπονά μου αλλά όσο πιο πολύ το σκέφτομαι τόσο πιο ηλίθια νιώθω. ϊσως κάποια στιγμή να το κάνω και αυτό.

Τεσπα γύρισα με την ουρά στα σκέλια την αυτοπεποίθηση μου στο μηδέν και με τόση κούραση που νόμιζα οτι θα πεθάνω. Όχι τόσο πολύ σωματική κούραση, δεν έκανα δα και τίποτα πολύ δύσκολο, όσο πνευματική και ψυχική απο όσα είχαν προηγηθεί.

Υστερα απο εντατική Sakis - therapy (το τσακίσαμε το starz - τέσσερεις φορές σε ένα μήνα) και μετά απο πολύ catching up με τις λοιπές ρουβίτσες, κάπως πήρα το απάνω μου. Το πρόγραμμα είχε ως εξής: Δεν θέλαμε να πιάσουμε τραπέζι γιατί ήταν πολύ ακριβό και γιατί οι καλύτερες θέσεις ήταν στις σκάλες (όσοι έχουν επισκεφτεί το εν λόγω μαγαζί ξέρουν). Οπότε βουρ απο τις 21:30 για να πιάσουμε τις καλές θέσεις με 20 ευρώ. Μόλις τελείωνε το πρόγραμμα γραμμή απέναντι για κρέπα/σάντουιτς μέχρι τις 06:00 οπότε μπορούσαμε να μετακινηθούμε με συγκοινωνία και επιστροφή στις 09:00 στο σπίτι για ύπνο. Θυμάμαι χαρακτηριστικά μια φορά που είχε έρθει η Μαρία απο Πήλιο και μετά το σάντουιτς έπιασε μια βροχή, μα μια βροχή που γινόσουν παπί στο δίλεπτο. Και η Μαρία έπρεπε να πάει στο ξενοδοχείο της γιατί και καλά είχε έρθει στην Αθήνα ούχι για το starz αλλά για ένα σεμινάριο (τρομάρα μας όλων μας). Ούτε και θυμάμαι τι ώρα επέστρεψα. Την τελευταία ημέρα που έριχνε αυλαία το κέντρο, ήταν Κυριακή. Αφού φάγαμε και ήπιαμε κάτι ξεγυρισμένα capuccino εγώ και η Ypsilon (ονόματα δεν λέμε, υπολήψεις δεν θίγουμε παρακαλώ) λέμε μιας που είμαστε στο Θησείο δεν πάμε μέχρι το Μοναστηράκι να κοιτάξουμε?

Η μάνα μου νόμιζε πως βγήκα, γύρισα και ξαναβγήκα. Ωραίες μέρες ...

Στο επόμενο ποστ θα πω για το συνέδριο στην Λάρισσα (ι χα σούζα τ'αλογάκι) και για την επιστροφή μου στην Σαντορίνη.
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